Voyage of South America and Antartica

Prinsendam Cruise Review to Caribbean
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Prinsendam

Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage

Sail Date: January 03, 2018

Ship: Prinsendam

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: 003

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

This was a cruise of a lifetime (but we hope to make a few more like it). The ship, the itinerary, the staff, the weather, everything was excellent.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Excellent. Very efficient

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent in all venues. Main dining room and Pinnacle Grill were exceptional!

Pinnacle Grill

5 out of 5

We had several dinners, lunches, and breakfast at the Pinnacle Grill. The quality of the service, the food, the ambiance, was superb. It is truly a very special place!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The conferences were very informative and interesting, the shows and music were first class. For a 68 day cruise it was amazing the variety of shows that was presented.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
First class entertainers (Music, singers, dancers, magicians, comedians) Great variety

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
No matter what area of the ship you were, from your cabin, dining venues, shows, front desk, shops, medical room, etc. the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful,

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Prinsendam is a jewel of a ship. Being a relatively small ship it has an elegance and intimacy only possible in this size ship. Everything is easily accessible without extremely long walks. It gives you a feeling of being on a large yacht instead of a cruise ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had an absolutely beautiful cabin. Since it was a shower only cabin, we did not have to wrestle with the bathtubs of the other cabins which are awkward and difficult to get in and out. This is the only criticism that we could make if we were on one of the other cabins.

Ship Tip

The ship is a true gem. We are scheduled on three itineraries of the Prinsendam for 2019. The only weak point, as mentioned above, is the accessibility of the bathtubs. We have brought this to the attention of HAL and hopefully they will address the problem when the ship goes into dry dock this December.

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Manta

5 out of 5

Guayaquil, Equador

5 out of 5
Very interesting and enjoyable excursion

Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru

5 out of 5

Callao (Lima), Peru

5 out of 5

General San Martin (Pisco), Peru

5 out of 5

Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile

5 out of 5

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile Did not visit port

Ship changed the port

Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

5 out of 5

Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile

5 out of 5
Excellent excursion

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5
Excellent excursion

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
Excellent excursion

Antarctica

5 out of 5
Absolutely one of the highlights of the cruise

Stanley

5 out of 5
Was looking forward to this visit and it did not disappoint.

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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